COVID-19 vaccination drive kicks off…

January 29, 2021  

Sri Lanka kicked off the vaccination drive against COVID-19 today (January 29).

Three military personnel received the first jabs of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD vaccines in Sri Lanka at the Army Hospital in Colombo. Meanwhile, Dr Ananda Wijewickrama became the first medical officer in the country to be vaccinated against COVID-19. He was administered the jab at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH).

The launch of the program officially commenced at the IDH with the participation of State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Mr Gopal Baglay and other officials.


Captured by: Sanjeewa Lasantha


Credits: Sri Lanka Army 

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